Director: Albert Serra
FR, ES, PT
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before the French Revolution, the aristocrats expelled
from the puritanical court of Louis XVI seek the support of the
legendary Duc de Walchen, German seducer and freethinker. They aim to
export libertinage – an extreme hedonism that rejects moral
boundaries and authorities. But moreover – to find a safe place to
pursue their errant
games, where the quest for pleasure
no longer obeys any laws. And they find themselves in a dark forest
impulses, desire. The libertines craved liberty. The film is asking
what it is that this liberty leads to, which absence? And is this
absence bearable? Serra wants
the film to physically
impact the viewer and produce the type of stunned state you can be in
when you walk out of a night club in the early hours of the morning.
When you can no longer distinguish what you’ve seen from what
you’ve heard or what you’ve imagined.
Curator's point of view: Freedom to dare, freedom to be and freedom to carry out your artistic idea regardless of anything. The director challenges the audience to overcome their philistine prudery and get a unique cinema experience.